a year ago today

Saavedra, 12.21.07

You came back where it all started
and thought, you were once happy here.

Here, where the ocean carried
your dreams toward distant shores.

Shores you traced longingly on maps.
Maps you folded in neat little squares
and kept hidden in your heart.

Heart now exploding in waves
at the sight of you
here.

(found from my Blogger drafts)

6 comments:

  1. Oh, Odessa, that third stanza is beautiful and brilliant. I love the image of the folded maps, so original.

    Happy, happy holidays.

    (hugs)

    Jo

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  2. beautiful beautiful Odessa.
    Merry X-mas for you too.

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  3. Wow, this is amazing. The 2nd and last verses are brilliant.

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  4. thanks for the wonderful comments everyone!

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  5. Beautifully compressed. Tight structure, economical imagery, big impact.

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